GLi eventi sanguinosi della Rivoluzione francese hanno appena sconvolto il mondo quando in Inghilterra la diciassettenne Sovay, travestita da bandito, inizia a derubare le diligenze lungo le vie di campagna. Ruba solo alle persone più ricche, per il puro piacere di distribuire poi il bottino tra gli abitanti più poveri dei villaggi dei dintorni. Ma come mai una giovane aristocratica sente un bisogno così forte di trasgredire? È colpa del padre, simpatizzante della Rivoluzione che sta divampando in Francia? Mentre cresce la leggenda del misterioso brigante veloce come una saetta, il padre e il fratello di Sovay spariscono. La ragazza parte alla loro ricerca, in un viaggio che la porterà prima a Londra e poi in Francia, nella Parigi sconvolta dal Terrore. Dopo "Il viaggio detta strega bambina", Celia Rees torna al romanzo storico, con un'altra coraggiosa protagonista femminile.
- ISBN: 8862560699
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 400
- Data di uscita: 14-01-2010
Sovay had the potential to be a great novel, but turned out to be an overly ambitious project that sadly misses it's mark. This book is full of wonderful plot devices, too full in fact; therein lies the problem. The story contains elements of Ann Radcliff's gothic suspense, Frances Burney's mannerly Leggi tutto
Sovay by Celia Rees is an ambitious novel with such a disappointing execution. There were too many characters introduced into the storyline to keep them straight. It was more work than what I wanted to commit into figuring out a book that was a hodge-podge of romance, suspense, intrigue, and histori Leggi tutto
This book was a bit of a hot mess. The first 50 pages (and the back and the cover blurbs) promise you one thing, but what you get is a book so chocked full of discordant things that nothing is ever consistent. Is Sovay a scorned rich bitch, a heroic highwayman, a politically shrewd proto-feminist, o Leggi tutto
Didn't like this. Totally agree with what others have said about there being three ideas/stories crammed into one book when they didn't really seem to fit together. Plus, I thought Sovay was a nitwit and couldn't warm to her at all (perhaps it was the repeated descriptions of her amazing beauty, bou Leggi tutto
The year is 1794 and it seems the world is yearning for revolution, even the British. For Sovay Middleton, life as the daughter of a kind, wise landlord is not very adventurous at all. When her father and brother’s lives are threatened by the scent of uprising against the King, Sovay is suddenly thr Leggi tutto
This can be summed up in one word... No, two... No, a fricken' SYMBOL = ♥ ♥♥♥♥♥ A 5-star, definitely! I don't know why, or how, but as soon as I started reading this book, I was sucked into Sovay's world, and couldn't put the book down. Which isn't an easy feat to accomplish since it's not your usual Leggi tutto
Read this based on a review by blogger named Random Jottings of Book and Opera Lover. Disappointing. Too many characters led to early confusion. Too much silly occult stuff added when the era and the real issues are more than absorbing. We don't need to worry if she will pull off her rescues and rai Leggi tutto
Young Sovay Middleton’s privileged life has been disappointingly lacking of adventure of late, so she does what any bold girl would to—she dons a man’s attire and poses as a highwayman. But what starts as a clever test of love soon turns deadly, especially after Sovay steals the wallet of one of the Leggi tutto
Woot...what is there to say about this baby? Not much to the positive side. A-- The love interests. OMG! I didn't know who to ship with who! There was Toby and Sovay, but they ended up as friends. Greenwood would have been the most likely choice--but obviously he couldn't marry her because of status Leggi tutto
This book felt like the author had three ideas for three separate stories, but tried to mash them all into one. First idea: Girl highwayman gallivanting around the English countryside. Second idea: Creepy mystery surrounding equally creepy and mysterious cult/secret society. Third idea: English noblew Leggi tutto
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